A round-up of the oddest health news stories of 2011, as analysed by NHS Choices Behind the Headlines.
Article on media coverage of an animal study on directly controling paralysed muscles by cortical neurons.
“Honey has been found to be better at aiding burn recovery than standard treatments used by the NHS,” the Daily Mail reported. The newspaper said that scientists
A study has shown that acupuncture provides more relief for lower back pain than other medications or physiotherapy, reported The Daily Telegraph and other newspapers.
A stomach virus could trigger the condition myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), BBC News reported September 13 2007. Also commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome
"UK experts call for universal HIV testing in a bid to reduce infections," BBC News has said. This widely reported news is based on recommendations in the Health Protection Agency’s (HPA) annual report on HIV in the UK. The HPA says...
The NHS has achieved the shortest waiting times since its records began, the Department of Health said today.
It also said it had met its “18 weeks” waiting time.
“Cases of the painful skin condition eczema have risen more than 40 per cent in just four years”, The Daily Telegraph reported. It said the increase could be partly
Maggots are in the news today. Newspapers have taken slightly different angles on a study into the use of larval therapy for leg ulcers. The Daily Telegraph reported